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in this bitter battle over his estate. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. urooj khan's family has spent the last few months desperately trying to figure out what happened to him. they are hoping the decision to exhume his body will get them answers. for the first time, urooj khan's family is speaking a out about his mysterious death in july, one day after he claimed his $425,000 lotto jackpot. this morning, his nephew says he knew something wasn't right. >> one day he won the lottery. the next day later, he passes away. it raises some eyebrows. >> reporter: it turns out those concerns may have been warranted. the medical examiner initially ruled khan died of natural causes. but after concerns, siblings demanded more tests, authorities found a lethal amount of cyanide in his blood, turning this case into a homicide investigation. >> when we found out there was cyanide in his blood, after the toxicology report, somebody that to kill him. >> reporter: so far, police have named no suspects. but they did question his widow for hours. you can't tell us a few words on camera? ansari,
urooj khan's body, hoping to get some answers from the grave. this morning, the mystery over who may have poisoned urooj khan is growing deeper. his widow, still working at the couple's dry cleaning business, declined to speak to abc news. on camera about the investigation. police are not calling her a suspect. but her attorney says investigators questioned her for more than four hours and filed a warrant to search the couple's home. >> absolutely, positively, she had nothing to do with her husband's death. >> reporter: khan won a million-dollar lottery jackpot in july. after picking up his check, his wife says he came home. they ate a traditional indian dinner and went to bed before he cashed the check. after a concerned family member demanded more tests, authorities found a lethal amount of cyanide in his blood, turning the case into a homicide investigation. >> if you think about someone who's drowning, if they don't have oxygen in their brain for four minutes. >> reporter: abc news has learned that khan did not have a will. and his widow is in a legal fight with his siblings for
donate in a lot of churches and everything. >> reporter: less than a month later, khan died, shortly after he received his winnings. >> he's a healthy person. i can't even believe. >> that night, khan's sister woke up to a phone call. >> screaming on the phone. i couldn't understand what was going on. i couldn't understand, and the call was from his number. >> khan was found dead, initially determined to be from natural causes, but his family asked authorities to investigate further. >> if new information comes to light, we do revisit cases and reopen them. >> investigators say the new cause of death, homicide by cyanide poisoning. >> it's a very lethal drug. it's a chemical poison. it is basically a biochemical level. so a little bit does go a long way with it. >> khan's family is suspicious behind the motive for his murder. >> he didn't die naturally. something happened to him. >> in probate court documents, khan's brother says he wants to insure khan's daughter from another marriage received her properly share of lottery winnings. >> his wife would not talk to us on camera but sai
exhuming his body as the homicide investigation continues. 46-year-old urooj khan, wearing a million-dollar win after a scratchoff win in june. when he heard the news, he could hardly contain himself. >> he was speechless. just running around. not knowing what to do. shaking hands. high-fives. >> reporter: the married father of one daughter planned to use his winnings to expand his chicago dry cleaning business beyond the three stores he already owned. but just one day after the check was issued, khan was dead. an initial exam by the cook county medical examiner found the 46-year-old died of natural causes. >> the initial investigation didn't suggest anything suspicious about his death. >> reporter: then, came a phone call from a suspicious family member who has not been identified. >> they just felt like this didn't seem likely. it didn't seem like it could have been natural to them. >> reporter: a full toxicology test revealed khan had ingested a deadly amount of cyanide. and now, his death has been reclassified a homicide. >> logic would dictate, it's someone who could potentially
and genghis khan than they do of congress. root canals also went higher than congressional leaders. >> brussels sprouts? >> yes. washington did, however, rank better than some other things. americans prefer congress over the kardashians, telemarketers and playground bullies. >> there is hope still. we'll be right back. ♪ secondhand smoke affects everyone's health. it's not just irritating. it can cause heart disease and even death. speak up about secondhand smoke. your health and the health of your family depend on it. >>> we have a lot more news coming in the next 90 minutes. >> jessica aguirre has the rundown. >> 2012 was the hottest year on record. "nightly news" examines what's going on. the change that could be coming to your favorite cafe. those stories and more when i join raj at 6:00. >> thank you. we'll all be here at 6:00. "nightly news" is next. >> good night. (woman) 3 days of walking to give a break cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. whoo! you walk with friends, you meet new friends, and you keep those friendships. it was such a beautiful ex
million lottery jackpot. nbc's kevin tibbles reports. >> urooj khan was feeling lucky after he won a million dollars in the illinois lottery last june. >> i donated to churches and everything. >> reporter: not even a month after posing with the giant check, khan, who was 46 years old, died. at the time the medical examiner ruled he died of natural causes. >> very healthy. very hardworking person. >> reporter: but relatives raised suspicions and authorities discovered he was poisoned with cyanide. >> he went from work straight home. ate his last dinner. >> reporter: no suspects have been named. khan's siblings are in a legal battle with his widow over his lottery winnings. in probate court documents, khan's brother says he wants to ensure that khan's daughter, from a prior marriage, receives her proper share. nbc news talked to khan's widow at his dry cleaning business. she would not go on camera but says she still can't believe someone would want to harm him. he was such a nice person, no one would dare do that. authorities now want to exhume khan's body. kevin tibbles, nbc news, c
dose of cyanide. now investigators have a mystery on their hands. 46-year-old urooj khan won the $1 million lottery off a scratch ticket he bought from a chicago 711 last june. >> he was so generous, like $100, throw it on the counter for me. >> khan was planning to use the money to help his dry cleaning business, but one day after a check for nearly $425,000 was mailed to him last july, he died. at first, the cook county medical examiner's office ruled it a death by natural causes. >> family member contacted the doctor who had done the autopsy and suggested that we might want to look a little further into the case. >> reporter: officials now say khan's death is a murder mystery, with no suspects named so far. after comprehensive toxicology tests showed a lethal dose of cyanide was found in his system. >> a chemical poison. basically biochemical level it asphyxiates you. a little does go a long way. >> reporter: the night of his death, he had dinner with his wife and teenage daughter and went to bed. he was later heard screaming and taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead
a chicago man was poisoned after he got the winning ticket. a second look at urooj khan's autopsy reveals lethal levels of sigh night. chan died the day after he received his $400,000 check. that check was cashed a month later the money apparently went to his estate, police are once investigating the cyanide poisoning. >>> two years to the day after gabrielle giffords was shot during a campaign event in arizona, she and astronaut husband mark kelly are expected to announce a plan to promote stricker gun laws to curb gun violence. gifts was one of 19 people shot by a gunman in january 2010 in tucson. >>> another large crowd is expected in court as prosecutors continue to list the evidence they have against the man accused of the colorado movie theater shooting. the pretrial hearing for james holmes is expected to last all week. during yesterday's testimony, holmes appeared not to show any emotion as police officers recounted the bloody scene where 12 people were killed. >>> 6:19 now. health experts say flu season is off to a strong start all acr
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